A coat for all seasons
I recently purchased this lightweight navy anorak from Arket. It is an ideal all-season piece as it is part of their modular outerwear system. This clever system is designed to be flexible between seasons and versatile in different weather conditions. The outer and inner pieces can be worn independently or zipped and snapped together to form a fully padded coat. This means that you can add a liner jacket when the weather gets colder. The fabric is made from recycled polyester and cotton in line with Arket’s sustainability ethics.
Many years ago I owned a coat designed along the same lines with an inner padded lining. It was so useful and I remember wearing it till it practically fell apart.
For the moment I have only purchased the anorak however I may consider the liner jacket when the weather gets really cold.
I originally got the jacket as part of my Paris capsule wardrobe however the weekend we went to Paris the temperatures rose to about 28 degrees; so I switched my choices at the last minute and only took an umbrella. However, I am off to Grimaud next week and I am sure that this parka will be coming with me.
The photographs were taken by Laura Hines in Kew Gardens. Follow her on Instagram
I love the way that the Autumn light shines through the trees.
Recently I have taken up Nordic Walking in Richmond Park as part of my fitness regime. The Park is gorgeous at this time of year with all the glorious autumnal colours in the tress. I find that getting out into nature really helps to calm me down in this fast-paced digital life that many of us seem to lead these day.
My parka has a draw string waist which helps to give it shape. I have shown it both ways both loose and tied.